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poll shows that mitt romney is now leading 4 points. that's a very big turnout. because another poll showed president obama up by 8 points just last month. there is a margin of error by 3 points. here's mitt romney in newport news, virginia sounding very upbeat about his chances for a win in four weeks. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're gonna win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this! this is unbelievable! thank you so much! >> reporter: the obama campaign is out with a sarcastic new ad taking aim at romney's push to end subsidies for public broadcasting. >> mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about. it is sesame street. >> reporter: and both candidates converge on the battleground state of ohio today. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns. >> for the first time in history the united states has a -- does not have a protestant policy. the percentage of protestant adults has fallen to at least 48%. at the same time, the number of americans have no religious affiliation has increased from 15% to 20%. experts say this
. >> reporter: good morning, frank. with polls show mitt romney with momentum republicans are certainly hoping that congressman paul ryan will keep it going while democrats are counting on vice president joe biden to reverse the flow and to stop the loss of support among voters. >>> reporter: congressman paul ryan arrived in kentucky ahead of his first nationally televised debate. the number 2 man on the gop ticket told reporters earlier in florida voters will see a clear choice when he faces off against vice president joe biden. >> this is my first time. what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. they are just offering more of the same. >> reporter: ryan will face an opponent who occasionally causes controversy with freewheeling statements but republicans also know vice president biden is a seasoned debater. >> nothing like standing up before 70 million people. >> reporter: usually vice- presidential debates don't greatly impact elections but after president obama's lackluster performance at his first debate with mitt romney, many believe democrats are desperate for vice
popularity and votes following the debate wednesday. a poll of registered voters shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign his favorability rate something 47% compared to 51%. president obama's rating 55% see him as favorable compared to 44% unfavorable. new pew poll shows mitt romney leading president obama among likely voters romney with 49% compared to 45% for the president, romney's biggest gains are from women voters. the race is adding more pressure to the vice presidential debate. watch it live here on abc7, thursday starting at 6 p.m.. former president clinton will be in the region today he's scheduled to appear at a campaign event at uc davis where he will endorse four northern california candidates for congress including incumbent mcinnerney. >>> santa cruz police looking for attempted kidnapping suspect they released a sketch of the man they hope you can help identify him. he drove up next to an 11-year-old boy on walnut street 4:00 yesterday and asked if he wanted a ride. the man repeatedly ordered the boy into the vehicle, but the boy refused ran to
house is getting tighter. the new poll showing mitt romney gaining on president obama, as vice president biden and paul ryan get ready for their debate tonight. >>> getting a tattoo is often a fashion statement. it can also carry risks. michael finney with safety ti >>> welcome back. clouds hanging around even though the radar returns are starting to dry and move out over the ocean clouds are causes 69 minute flight arrival delays into sfo now. fargo, minneapolis, 60s and -- 40s, 60s and 70s everywhere else. right now newark and san francisco, sfo the only airports with flight arrival delays. flight tracker abc7news.com. delays from the weather or anything else. >>> 6:15. polls released overnight show how tight the race for president is now critical swing states that could decide next month's election. according to the new polls in colorado mitt romney has a 1 point need over the president 48-47% last month that number was reversed. in virginia the president enjoys a five point lead over romney, 51 to 46% unchanged from last month in wisconsin president obama has a three point lead, 50-4
the same for himself, poking finance at his performance in the debate with mitt romney. more on the latest poll coming up. >>> fleet week wraps up today with tours of ships from the u.s. navy, coast guard and royal canadian navy. they start at 9:00 this morning, will draw big crowds. weekend performances by the blue angels, america's cup and hardly strictly bluegrass festival drew massive crowds to san francisco. bart ridership hit record highs saturday over 319,000, compared to normal 200,000. topped the record set in september 2007 when the bay bridge was closed for three sporting events. [ unintelligible ] >>> boy was the weather cooperating over the weekend. >> you cannot have asked for any better in terms of viewing blue angels. >>> definitely beautiful over the weekend nice to see san francisco and the bay area shine so much on so many different channels, football, the america's cup or baseball, absolutely fantastic. pride of this weekend. half mile visibility in santa rosa with fog everybody else okay. calm around santa rosa, i don't expect it to move much watch out on 101 near sant
-- the first event, a small event at the inter continental -- intercontinental hotel. >>> and mitt romney is scheduled to deliver a foreign policy speech today. coming up at 8:15, the changes he says he would make in u.s. middle east policy and the results of the latest gallup poll in the presidential race. >>> gigantic goods are taking center -- gigantic gourds are taking center today at the pumpkin weigh-off. where we're hearing a world record could be set today. >> reporter: good morning. they are in the process of weighing the pumpkins rue now. this pumpkin clocked in at 695 pounds. they started with -- right now. this pumpkin clocked in at 695 pounds. they start with the smallest pumpkins right now. camly ron, you are tell -- cameron, you are telling us you need -- >> if we break the record, the winning grower gets $5,000. >> reporter: the word record- breaking pumpkin weighed in this massachusetts for 2,000 pounds. so if there is a pumpkin heavier than that here, they will walk away with $25,000? >> yes. we're gonna be showing all of these pumpkins off at the festival. great time, g
to the election coverage. romney has taken a slight lead over the president. according to polls, in the five- days after last week's debate 49% of likely voters say they support romney, 47% say they back obama. however, among all registered voters, the president still holds a three point lead over romney. >> the folks behind seasame street asking the obama campaign to stop running a new ad that features big bird. >> big bird, big bird. it's me. big bird. >> big, yellow. . >> reporter: the ad mocks his promise to end the payments to pbs painting big bird as the shady criminal mastermind between scandals. the workshop said it's a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that doesn't endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. at an event romney said that the obama campaign should be concerned about more important issues. >> these are tough times with real serious issues, you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> the ads are set to air nationally and the obama campaign said they will be reviewing the corn certains. >> comin
hurt efforts with china on issues with iran. >>> recent polls show president obama beating romney by just 1 percentage point in florida. >>> 7:16. the only vice presidential debate of the season takes place tonight in danville, kentucky. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with what both candidates are saying about tonight's debate. alison? >> polls show most voters think congressman paul ryan will win tonight's debate. it's at center college in kentucky. ryan admits he's nervous but says he's gonna emphasize the clear differences between the obama and romney campaigns. >> joe biden has been on the stage before. this is my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. >> biden is much more experienced on the debate stage. he participated in 20 debates in the 2008 debate campaign. he said he's studying on ryan's record an he will make that his focus tonight. >> governor romney has -- i don't want to say anything in the debate that is into the completely accurate. president obama attended martha raddic attended her wedding 20 years ago
to run on. >> reporter: with the polls in a tie, the steaks are high. especially after last week's presidential debate where mitt romney was viewed as emerging victorious. he made one of his well documented gaps which commented over the sun her. >> unchained wall street -- they will put you all back in chains. >> there will be up to 70 million people so all debates are tough but i am looking forward to it. >> president barack obama said he has confidence in his running mate. >> congressman ryan is a smart and affective speaker. but his ideas are the wrong ones and joe understands that. >> now despite the difference in the 30 years, ryan said they actuallygy get along kuhai well. don't forget you can watch the vice-presidential debate right here beginning at 6:00 tonight and ktvu news will follow immediately after the debate and if you can't get to it, go to our website www.ktvu.com. >>> they call the doping case against the cyclist a one side hatchet job. they issued a 200 page report detailing armstrong's views on performance enhancing drugs and they claim they turned hotel room
as the new poll shows that romney's trend as the opponent advantage is trimmed to four points. >> i need you fired up and ready to vote, because we are have some work to do. we have an election to win. everything that we fought for in 2008 is on the line in 2012. >> reporter: ohio is the closest thing to a must-win battleground for both campaigns. no republican candidate has won the white house without it. mitt romney weighed into the social issue telling the "des moines register" that as president he would not pursue legislation for abortion and apparent shift on an issue that the obama campaign as tried to use against him. the president's campaign pounced on saying that we know right where he stands when it comes to a woman's option to choose. and will.i.am opened the president's rally with the familiar theme. ♪ sunny day >> somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. who knew he was driving the deficit. >> his focus on saving big bird is a strange thing in my view, because i'm focused on helping the american people to get better jobs and brighter prospects. >> reporter: both are resp
. romney has faced a larger, more enthusiastic crowd ever since. campaigning wednesday in the critical battleground state of ohio, trailing in the polls, but narrowing the gap. >> and the key thing i want people across ohio to understand and to ask themselves as you go into the voting booth, as you vote, is can we really afford the cost of barack obama? and the answer is no. >> reporter: now tonight's a debate will be mod rated by abc's martha raditz, both of the candidates seated opposite here. a concession. last week, president obama and mitt romney stood at podiums that is the format that the president's team favors. tonight, they get to sit, that is the format the romney team favors. speaking of governor romney, he is said to be practicing right now for the second debate which we have up in new york city next week. so tonight's the one and only vp debate. it will cover both domestic and foreign issues. savannah? >> ron mott, thank you. so what should we expect tonight? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." and chuck todd is nbc's political director and the chief white hou
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